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Most important election in the history of Barbados


NATANGA SMITH, [email protected]

Most important election in the history of Barbados

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Sir Richard Cheltenham said that this was the most important election in the history of Barbados.

“Barbados is at a crossroads. If we make one wrong turn and put the country back into the wrong hands we will cause Barbados to fall too deep to dig themselves back out.”

Speaking at St Patricks in support of the Barbados Labour Party on the platform for John King who is running for St Philip West, he said while recovery is tough the BLP has the right team in place. “Give them time to restore the economy and bring back prosperous living”, he urged the sizeable crowd. ” Bright men are needed in government. Half fools can’t do the job.”

Giving a history lesson the BLP administration role in St Patricks, he said this is where he started his political career.

“I served for 23 years. Run in seven elections and won five. I am indebted to St Patricks. It made me the man I have become. St Patricks has made large contributions to the BLP administration.”

He told voters to give Mia and her team a chance. He urged them to turn out in their numbers and those who have a car to ferry people to the polling stations on Thursday and make it an emphatic victory.

“It is important to restore confidence in the country. There is money in the banks but no one is investing. The cost of doing business has become too high. The justice system does not work. Sanitation and sewage don’t work.”

He said the BLP manifesto says the man at the bottom will not be left out and the apprenticeship programme when instituted will bear fruit, he said to loud applause.

“Mia had the experience, energy and right personality mix. She understands people and human nature. She deserves the opportunity and that come Thursday by 10:30 pm the trend is clear that it is the BLP that is winning the election.”

While beseeching for a change to give Barbados a new beginning, he also said it will take about two to three years to clean up a lot of the mess made by the DLP. (NS)

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